Family 7th March 2016

Saving babies in the womb

Doctors gave Hope Rollings a 10-20% chance of survival even before she was born. Today, the lively toddler is about to celebrate her 3rd birthday, thanks to life-saving surgery she had while still in the womb. At her 20-week scan, ...

by Karen Finn

Family 2nd February 2016

When even the simple pleasure of eating becomes a problem

When Remy Bonnasse’s 7-year-old daughter Victoria was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes two years ago, the family suddenly faced a daunting task. The very next morning, Victoria – a carefree, imaginative daydreamer -- had to start calculating and recording her carbohydrate ...

by Laurel Kenner

Family 17th November 2015

The ‘preemie’ that beat the odds

Lucille Horn’s parents were told to plan their baby girl’s funeral – that ‘baby’ is now 95! In the early 20th century, preterm babies – or ‘preemies’ – rarely survived. In fact, most doctors thought it was pointless to try because the ...

by Gary Finnegan

Family 10th November 2015

How gene editing saved a little girl’s life

Layla’s parents never expected their baby girl to become the poster child for a life-saving new blood cancer treatment. They just wanted her to get better. Having exhausted all treatment options including chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, doctors ...

by Karen Finn

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